NERD RAGE: So A Guy Spots Neil DeGrasse Tyson Using His Laptop On The Subway...

August 8, 2014


This is the picture taken and tweeted by Twitter user dogboner (I hate those things). It's a shot of Neil DeGrasse Tyson using his laptop on a New York subway. Dogboner thought it would be funny to pretend he doesn't know who Neil DeGrasse Tyson is (links to a whole explanation of the situation written by dogboner on Gawker) and post the pic along with the caption, "Some guy using his laptop on the train like a Dumbass nerd lol." That's when all hell broke loose as folks came out of the woodwork to tell dogboner to die, kill himself and die, kill himself and die then reanimate himself with black magic so he can kill himself and die again, etc. What's your take on the situation? Funny? Not funny? Where did that lady on the left get her purse? I'm only asking because I've decided to adopt your opinion as my own. I'm tired of drawing my own conclusions -- just do my thinking for me. "I think you should go jump into a volcano like dogboner." Believe me, if there was one I could Rollerblade to from my house I would have cannonballed in there a long time ago.

Thanks to JF, who once posted a picture of Daniel Radcliffe on the subway with the caption, "Just saw the guy from Twilight!"

  • zin

    He couldn't have been less subtle about his "ignorance". So I concede that dogboner's post was cool enough. People vs dogboner, people fail.

  • taran420

    Troll, successful.

  • Sabine Hossenfelder > Neil DeGrasse Tyson

    People have a long history of idolizing the wrong individuals.

  • The Magnificent Newtboy

    And a long history of thinking everything is a competition...

  • First he is intruding his privacy like a paparazzi then he disses the man- shitstorm earned

  • SebastianBassi

    Can you claim for privacy in NY subway?

  • brodyc

    Nope, at least not according to the supreme court.

  • Jeff Cook

    His mistake is that he didn't #sarcasm his post

  • Forceton Banfodder

    If dumb people need to be told its sarcasm, it kind of ruins the joke.

  • Forceton Wooffodder

    Bark bark

  • Prosy

    Wasn't a mistake... seems like he got his 5.

  • adffdas

    i like how everybody hates this guy lol. HE IS NEAL DEGRASSE AND U SULD DIEDIEDIE!!!!!ONE

    so fuckin wat. even if he didn't know why hate the guy?

  • Guest

    Nothing worse than morons who don't think they're morons. If you're so clever THEN WHY DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND THE INTERNETS?

  • JJtoob

    I think sometimes it is wise to feign ignorance, but this is not one of those times. You can't do that kind of thing and not at the end of your original tweet some sort of "j/k" and expect people to think you were in fact just kidding. Now everyone thinks this guy is the biggest ignorant jerk and I don't know if he has any of proving he knew who he was taking a picture of.

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    Probably that was a troll account.

  • the antagonist

    Whatever. This guy won. He just got tons of new followers and publicity by trolling a bunch of reactionary, sarcasm-challenged, simpletons who somehow believe they're smarter than average.

  • Frédéric Purenne

    You know what, I think he's actually 12...

  • Conrado Parra


  • dougfunnay

    i disagree
    this is more mildly amusing than truly funny
    go kill yourself with a dogboner

  • disqus_7bsx14FV8b

    Uuuummmm, who is Neil DeGrasse Tyson?

  • funcdoktor

    He is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science communicator, and hosted the television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.

  • disqus_7bsx14FV8b

    Oh, thanks. astrophysics and cosmology are not something that are of interest to me so I guess it makes sense I would not know who he is. But it is pretty cool for him to be seen in real life. Pretty terrible thing to write about someone using their time on the train wisely.

  • zin

    Is it wrong of me to accociate anyone named "Tyson" with boxing & cannibalism? Not that I consider either of them to be wrong...

  • Andrew Newton

    Don't forget frozen chicken nuggets.

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